Observation 34437: Isaria sinclairii (Berk.) Lloyd.

When: 2010-03-02

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-03-02 14:43:17 PST (-0800)

This species of Isaria exclusively parasitizes the nymph stage of Cicadas, in New Zealand there are 5 different genera of Cicada with 42 known species!
The noise they make can be deafening.
Here is a link to my other observation of this cordyceps showing the host.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-03-02 04:38:25 PST (-0800)
Thanks Dan,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-03-01 19:00:27 PST (-0800)

In the past the Maori people used this mixed with other things to create dyes for their tattoos!

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-03-01 18:56:54 PST (-0800)

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